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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Going the Distance

This morning was a regular Team in Training Practice: stretching in the dark, mission moment in the dark, a prayer and we were off and running in the dark. It was all pretty routine except for the fact that we weren't running 6, 8 or 9 miles.
Instead we were going for 10 MILES!!!!

I had been pretty nervous all week about today because the longest I had ever gone before was 8 miles. The whole way to the trail I kept reminding myself "If you can do 8, you CAN do 10!"

I had run on this trail in the past but had never followed it all the way to the end. We started off using a 6:1 interval from the start and were fortunate that for more than half the run we were accompanied by a nice, refreshing breeze. The scenery was beautiful and I discovered a lot of hidden gems out there.



Throughout the run there were three things that were complete lifesavers for me:

1. My new hydration belt.
2. My running crew -- Becky, Christina & Lulu
3. Strawberry Banana Gu

Seriously, had any of these things been missing, I don't think things would have gone as smooth as they did. I was so proud of all of us for finishing and now know that we can definitely go the distance.

Tonight we have a birthday party for our niece and a house warming party for my aunt. I'm looking forward to relaxing with family and celebrating my new distance with some frosty beverages! I hear some of them are excellent sources of carbs!

7 comments:

MamabearMills

STOPPING BY FROM SITS! I COMMENTED AFTER YOU, SO I WANTED TO MAKE SURE I CAME BY TO SAY HELLLLLLO!!! HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY!

Tania @ Larger Family Life

10 miles? I can't run 0.1! How ashamed I am...

Tania (via SITS)

Robin

Just popping in from SITS
WooHo!.....
The farthest I have ran is 3 miles....that's 1.5 out and 1.5 back. You kick but!
Hope those carbs last night were delish.

Family Life

You inspire me, I run to the mailbox and I'm out of breath! I'm worried, did you get your swap gift yet?

Faith- Inspired Designs by Faith

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Blessings
Faith

Patty

Sorry I've been gone for a while. I can't imagine running one mile much less 8 or 10. I'm so proud of you. Sadly, I started great trying to get healthy but fell off again. Well I'll keep trying.

chris mcpeake

great job on the run. Keep it up